Discovering a family history in cycling: Peter White's CW5000 blog

CW5000 blog: A photo from the 1930s helped me realise why I was always destined to be a cyclist.

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(Image credit: Ross Wilson / Beachy Head CC)

I hadn't realised how ingrained cycling was on both sides of my family until recently when my mum sent me a photo of my granddad and great granddad with their club the West Suffolk Wheelers from the 1930’s.

I always knew my Dad’s side of the family were involved in cycling. His father had helped Alan Shorter financially when he started up in the 50’s. Alan ended up building frames for Alf Engers who was one of my Dad’s heroes.

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